The kitchen has been the centre of domestic life for centuries, and the familiar utensils, gadgets, pots and pans used for cooking, preparing and storing food offer a fascinating and often highly affordable collecting field. "Miller's Collecting Kitchenware" leads you through the kitchen door to discover the wide range of kitchenware produced from the 1890s to the late 1950s across the UK, continental Europe and the USA, providing inspiration for both the collector and the devotee of the period kitchen. The items shown are organized either by the type of activity for which they were designed, from baking to chopping and grinding, or by type of ware, from pots and pans to cutlery. Collecting information on makers and where to buy is also featured, as are a glossary of technical terms, expert recommendations on where to buy and a bibliography giving suggestions for further reading.
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Christina Bishop is one of London's top kitchenware dealers and an internationally renowned expert in her field. She has also acted as a consultant on kitchenware to Philips Auctioneers.From Booklist:
A wide range of vintage kitchen items is attractively presented in this guide to collecting and pricing everything from storage containers (wire baskets, ceramic crocks, wooden cupboards, etc.) to all sorts of cooking and baking implements. Bishop, who deals in kitchenware at London's Portobello Road antiques market, also highlights some first editions of cookery books, but the examples shown tend to be from English publishers rather than American. Still, with its interesting layout, good-quality photographs, and Bishop's expertise in the area, this resource is both useful and entertaining. Many unfamiliar gadgets and devices merit attention based upon their historical value as well as their aesthetically pleasing forms. Alice Joyce
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